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Old 06-25-2009, 04:37 PM   #1
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Talking New here and just looking for support!! :)

My name is Mary and I am new here!! I am buckling down and have decided that TODAY is going to be the day that I start losing wieght. It's s omething that I have struggled with since my oldest son was born six years ago. With each child has come more weight. I'm not happy with myself, my body image and my self confidence is down the drain. I wieghed 115 pounds when I was in highschool. Right now I tip the scale at around 155 lbs. That might not sound like alot but I'm only 4"11!! I am constantly out of breath and my joints have started to ache. I realize that something has GOT to change and that there is no better time than right now to start!! I am not looking to get down to 115 lbs again. I am being reasonable and realistic and thinking I would like to be somewhere around 125-130 lbs. I think that this is a goal that I can achieve!! I hope to get to know all of you on here and support you and get support as well!!

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Old 06-26-2009, 11:31 AM   #2
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Re: New here and just looking for support!! :)

Welcome! You've come to a great spot for advice and support. I always find many helpful tips on Healthboards.

I hope you are able to reach your weight loss goals. Do you have any particular programs or plans that you are following? I do good ol' old fashioned healthy eating and exercise. I choose to run and lift weights for my exercise and have really sped up my metabolism. For eating, I try to eat lots of fresh foods, less processed foods, lots of lean protein, and well-balanced meals. I also watch my sugar intake.

Old 06-27-2009, 08:50 AM   #3
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Re: New here and just looking for support!! :)

I am new here too...I started about this time last year and have lost almost 30 lbs. I have learned that it's not about a number, but about feeling good. Working out and doing strength training builds muscle and makes you feel better. Just try to stay positive and know that you can't do it all at once. Making small changes and building on those will make the difference. Good luck!

Old 06-27-2009, 09:40 PM   #4
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Re: New here and just looking for support!! :)

Be careful about using just the scale to set goals or measure progress.

If you increase exercise, you can gain muscle, which is heavy. This may cause you to not show any weight loss, or even gain weight, even though your body composition is changing for the better (less fat, more muscle). If you get frustrated because the scale is not moving the way you want it to be, you may want to add other measures like body fat percentage measurements, or waist size.

More muscle is healthy, since it will make you stronger, and burn more calories even at rest, making it easier to lose fat. (No, you won't become bulky like a body builder if you are not trying to do that -- even men who try find it very difficult to do that.)

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